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Highlights, ICC Under-19 World Cup Final 2018, India vs Australia, Full cricket score: IND clinch fourth title

Date: Saturday, 03 February, 2018 14:36 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
  • So that's that people. It was a crazy and fun few weeks bringing the World Cup to you. And what a campaign this has been for India. They have gone undefeated in this World Cup, which speaks a lot about their overall dominance. Accolades and fame will pour in for these boys, and not all may graduate to the next level, but today is the day to bask in their success. India slipped at the final hurdle in 2016, but there were no hiccups this time around.  Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the ICC U-19 World Cup at Firstpost . Lots of sports action coming your way, so stay tuned. For now, it's goodbye.

  • There is the division of all the World Cup winners. India leading the way with 4 titles.

  • Prithvi Shaw finished as the top run-scorring Indian captain of the tournament

  • Karun Nair sums it up. "They came, they saw, they conquered".

  • India's Test opener Murali Vijay has this to say...

  • India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid:  "Hopefully it's a memory they will cherish for a long, long time, but hopefully it's not a memory that defines them and they have more bigger and better memories that define them in their careers."

  • The photos won't stop tonight. Lot of reasons to smile. Lot of smiles to share...

  • The under-19 boys are taking the lap of honour, enjoying themselves, shouting and letting their voices go hoarse. Time to rejoice for the young Indian side.

  • Master blaster joins in

  • Prithvi Shaw, Indian captain : Really feeling great. Can't express myself, really proud of it. All credit to the support staff for supporting us through last two years. The boys and the coaching. Rahul sir is a legend the Wall we call him his experience counts. Crucial 100 from Manjot. Gill was batting so well. Both pacers, Kamlesh and Mavi, have been doing so well. Very well done to everyone. Thank you for coming out, wonderful playing here. Looking forward to going back home.

  • The Indian team collecting their winners' medal. What a moment for them! It's been six years since Unmukt Chand won the Under-19 World Cup for India. Here's the time to lift the trophy!! And before we forget, Rahul Dravid finally gets his hands on a World Cup trophy. 

  • Jason Sangha, Australian Captain : I am so proud of the guys to come this far in the tournament. Credit to India. Best thing about today was the guys really grinded. Full credit to India. hopefully we can go back home and learn. As a captain I am proud of the guys. For us it is a massive learning. India played really well so good on them. Thank you to the crowd. 

  • Shubman Gill is Player of the Tournament : Really proud of team. We are fortunate to have Rahul Dravid as our coach. He told me to express my game. Playing in New Zealand was a good experience, we had a good time. It's been a pretty exciting week, hope I do well in IPL too.

  • Manjot Kalra, Player of the Match : It is a great feeling. I enjoyed a lot. The conditions were easy and the wicket was not difficult to bat; it was a flat wicket. There's great environment in the team, and we enjoyed a lot.

  • The Kiwi all-rounder also the ambassador of the Under-19 World Cup 2018

  • Rahul Dravid as always!

  • Congratulations pouring from the Aussies

  • It took India six years to win the U-19 World Cup again. What a win this has been. Coach Rahul Dravid is ecstatic, and his voice is all but drowned out by his screaming wards. Well done, boys!

  • Lots of shouting going around, and rightfully so. The celebrations have just started at Bay Oval,and there's no stopping these boys. What a moment, what a win! Prithvi Shaw showed his class is for real, Manjot Kalra showed what rising to the occasion means, and Shubman Gill...well India may have found a new batting star in him.

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer in Tauranga

    Amlost 4000 people applaud this effort. Majot Kalra take a bow. What a time for the innings of your life.

  • India becomes the first time to win four ICC Under-19 World Cups! The dressing room is ready for eruption, by the way. Here's Sutherland, and Desai takes a single to third man. India a boundary away. Manjot dabs it to square leg to get his hundred, What an innings, young man! A hundred in World Cup final. He raised his arms as Indian team assembles at the ropes. Desai tries an ungainly swipe. They run a single. Kalra cuts for a single. 1 needed. Hugs all around in Indian camp...and there it is! Desai slices Sutherland over covers and that's the World Cup!

  • After 38 overs,India Under-19 212/2 ( Manjot Kalra 99 , Harvik Desai (W) 41) Uppal to Desai. And he is dropped! Desai hit it straight back to the bowler,who drops it. Finally takes a single on fourth ball. Manjot on strike. He is on 99. India need 5. He plays out two doubts.

  • After 37 overs,India Under-19 211/2 ( Manjot Kalra 99 , Harvik Desai (W) 40) 14 needed, and Will Sutherland returns. Kalra needs two to his ton, he is not on strike though. Desai cuts first ball to sweeper for a single. Manjot hits next to midwicket; no run. Coolly tucks the next ball to square leg to get to 99. What an innings this. Sutherland bangs one in; it's called wide. Short again, and Desai pulls this over infield for a four. Single to end the over.

  • FOUR! Short ball from Sutherland is pulled over the infield by Desai. India less than 10 runs away!

  • After 36 overs,India Under-19 203/2 ( Manjot Kalra 98 , Harvik Desai (W) 34) Uppal to Desai, and there's the four first ball. Brings up India's 200. Three more singles in the over. India taking it slowly here. 

  • FOUR! Full toss from Uppal and Desai dismisses this over midwicket.

  • After 35 overs,India Under-19 196/2 ( Manjot Kalra 97 , Harvik Desai (W) 28) Just 29 more to get. 5 to Kalra's ton. Here's Pope. In the blockhole to Kalra.Some width outside off and Kalra cuts him to sweeper cover for a single. Desai reads that googly, and places it to midwicket fence. Three more singles to end the over.

  • FOUR! Desai goes back to this Pope googly and places it to midwicket. Fine shot.

  • After 34 overs,India Under-19 188/2 ( Manjot Kalra 95 , Harvik Desai (W) 22) Uppal here. Round the wicket to Kalra, who opens up slightly to drive to sweeper cover for a single. Desai collects a couple on the next ball and follows it with a single. Darted in to Kalra's legs, and a push to long-on for a single follows. Another single to deep midwicket; that was a full toss. Tossed up, is the last ball, and Kalra drives straight with lot of power. Too harsh to call it a drop, but that may have grazed Uppal's fingers.

  • After 33 overs,India Under-19 181/2 ( Manjot Kalra 92 , Harvik Desai (W) 18) Pope to Kalra. Short and sliding away, and Kalra pulls this past the bowler to log on for a single. Tossed up, does the next ball and Desai keeps it away. Some dip on the third ball and Desai defends. He drives the fourth ball to long off for a single. Single to end the over, and it also brings their 50-run partnership.

  • After 32 overs,India Under-19 178/2 ( Manjot Kalra 90 , Harvik Desai (W) 17) Uppal to Desai. Tossed up on middle and leg, and they collect a single to long on. Full to Kalra again, who checks his drive. They take a single to long-on. Desai plays out the remaining over. No rush.

  • After 31 overs,India Under-19 176/2 ( Manjot Kalra 89 , Harvik Desai (W) 16) Merlo back into attack. Desai drives him to sweeper cover first ball and they run an easy single. Manjot defends the next ball. He is on 85, deserves a hundred. And almost on cue, he hits a four over extra cover. India 41 away.

  • FOUR! He is the star of the final, Manjot Kalra. That was in his swinging arc, and he hits Merlo over extra cover.

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer in Tauranga

    As uncomfortable as Harvik Desai has looked, he's still there, and that's what matters. Target below 50 now, and Kalra eyeing Unmukt Chand's record of being the only Indian to score a hundred in a World Cup final, in a ch

  • After 30 overs,India Under-19 170/2 ( Manjot Kalra 85 , Harvik Desai (W) 15) Uppal continues. They milk him for five runs, India need less than 50 now. Closing in. 

  • After 29 overs,India Under-19 165/2 ( Manjot Kalra 83 , Harvik Desai (W) 12) Pope is back. Starts with a single to sweeper cover to Desai. Tosses up to Kalra from over the stumps, who short-arms this to long-on. Two dots to Desai, followed by a single and a massive six. What a shot that.

  • SIX! Full toss by Pope and Kalra muscles this way back over square leg. This boy has some power!

  • After 28 overs,India Under-19 156/2 ( Manjot Kalra 76 , Harvik Desai (W) 10) Here's Uppal again. Tosses up, and Desai collects a lucky boundary. He fails to breach the inner circle for next four balls, and call it pressure or whatever, Desai goes for an unnecessary slog sweep. The skier just about evades the fielder.

  • FOUR! Uppal flights this outside off, and Desai goes hard at it. Outside-edges this for a boundary.

  • After 27 overs,India Under-19 151/2 ( Manjot Kalra 76 , Harvik Desai (W) 5) Hadley to Kalra. On length, and defended solidly. Short and some width, and Kalra hits this uppishly over point for four. He does play it well. Single on the fourth ball brings 150 for India. They are closing in, the Indians. Desai takes a single on the fifth ball off the inside edge. Kalra laces another cover drive, but short cover does well there. No runs.

  • FOUR! Short from Hadley, and Kalra hits this uppishly over point. India inching closer.

  • After 26 overs,India Under-19 145/2 ( Manjot Kalra 71 , Harvik Desai (W) 4) Uppal to Kalra. Starts with a full, flat ball that is blocked. Drops short, and Kalra cuts him to sweeper. Desai on strike, plays out three dots in a row. Pulls powerfully the last ball, but hits straight to midwicket. No run again.

  • After 25 overs,India Under-19 144/2 ( Manjot Kalra 70 , Harvik Desai (W) 4) Hadley returns. Starts with a full toss and Kalra drills this through off-side, but mid-off makes a diving stop. They steal a a single nevertheless. Desai plays out two dots and late-cuts the next to third-man for a single. That's all they need. Short and wide outside off, and Kalra stands tall to hit it to sweeper. Another single there. Dot to end the over.

  • After 24 overs,India Under-19 141/2 ( Manjot Kalra 68 , Harvik Desai (W) 3) Uppal continues. Kalra blocks the first ball and takes a single on the next. Desai drives this stylishly to sweeper cover for a single. Less than 80 to get. Kalra drives this straight, and Uppal gets a hand to it. They take a single and Desai plays out two dots.

  • After 23 overs,India Under-19 138/2 ( Manjot Kalra 66 , Harvik Desai (W) 2) Merlo to Kalra. Concedes a couple. Kalra looks in fine touch here. India would want him to carry on. Five runs from that over. Lot of time remaining in this match, important for India not to panic.

  • After 22 overs,India Under-19 133/2 ( Manjot Kalra 62 , Harvik Desai 1) Uppal delivers a mighty fine over here. Gets Gill, concedes just two runs and beats the new man on the last ball. They need more of these.

  • Hear you go

ICC U-19 World Cup Final LIVE Updates: Pope to Kalra. Short and sliding away, and Kalra pulls this past the bowler to log on for a single. Tossed up, does the next ball and Desai keeps it away. Some dip on the third ball and Desai defends. He drives the fourth ball to long off for a single. Single to end the over, and it also brings their 50-run partnership.

Preview: Unstoppable so far, India would be aiming to rewrite record books with a fourth title when the Rahul Dravid-coached side squares off against an equally formidable Australia in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.

India and Australia are the two most successful teams in the history of the tournament having won the coveted trophy thrice each.

But come Saturday, Dravid's sprightly boys will be desperate to outwit their Australian counterparts and become the first team in the history of the event to lift the trophy for a record fourth time.

India captain Prithvi Shaw and Australia captain Jason Sangha. Agencies

India captain Prithvi Shaw and Australia captain Jason Sangha. Agencies

The promising Prithvi Shaw, already being seen as the next big thing in Indian cricket, will be eager to join the likes of Mohammad Kaif (2002), Virat Kohli (2008) and Unmukt Chand (2012) in leading the side to the U-19 World Cup title.

Going by current form, odds are heavily in favour of India. The Indians have put in some impressive performances to win all their five matches – including an emphatic 203-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the semifinal and a 100-run victory over Australia in their tournament-opener.

The massive win over Pakistan in the semifinal will do a world of good to India's confidence. After putting a total of 272 on the board, they dismissed the opposition for a paltry 69.

So far, it has been collective performance from Dravid's boys as every member of the squad has contributed to the team's success in one or the other way.

India's batting has been at its lethal best. While the openers -- Shaw and Manjot Kalra -- have given the team good starts throughout the tournament, Shubman Gill has been in phenomenal form at the number three position.

In fact, all eyes will be on Gill, who has been the most consistent batsman of the tournament. He scored a scintillating unbeaten century against Pakistan in the semis and would be eager to script one more impactful knock.

In the bowling department, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have been phenomenal, raking up speeds in excess of 140kmph at their will. But they will have their work cut out against a strong Australian batting line-up.

Abhishek Sharma is another important player in the squad to look up to and he along with fellow spinner Anukul Roy would look to exploit the Australian batsmen's weaknesses against spin.

Besides his spin, Abhishek is also a hard-hitting lower middle-order batsman, who can score some quick runs.

India's fielding has also been exemplary in the tournament so far.

India U-19 teams have had a legacy of producing future Indian stars and this group of players has the potential to make it big.

Australia, on the other hand, would be desperate for revenge after their big loss to the Indians in tournament opener.

After that one bad day in office, the Australians have bounced back strongly and won four games in a row to make it to the final.

The Jason Sangha-led side's last two performances signal that they have upped their game when it has mattered.

Australia's 31-run win over England in the quarterfinal, while defending 127-run total, and a six-wicket win over Afghanistan, who surprised everyone with their semifinal appearance, clearly indicate that they are here to give India a tough fight in the summit clash.

Teams (from):

India U-19: Prithvi Shaw (C), Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Harvik Desai, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Aryan Juyal, Arshdeep Singh, Pankaj Yadav.

Australia U-19: Jason Sangha (C), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter J Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh.

Match starts: 0630hrs (IST).

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Feb 03, 2018


Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
14 9 5 0 18
14 9 5 0 18
14 8 6 0 16
14 7 7 0 14
14 6 8 0 12
14 6 8 0 12
14 6 8 0 12
14 5 9 0 10

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114